We currently accept children as young as birth for our wait list. We maintain lists by age and contact parents every six months to confirm they are still interested. In February our current families make a commitment/or not and then we add the names from the wait lists for the next school year rosters.
Registration Policies since 2017
24 months by September 30th
Older 2s and younger 3s
3 years old by August 15
4 years old by August 15
Payments are made over 10 months
Doors open at 9:05
The Twinklers, Starshine Friends, Moonbeams,
and Sunshine Gang 9:15 - 12:15
Rainbow Kids 9:15 - 12:30
Please walk your child in the building each morning. All friends enter the front door. You must sign your child in on the roster in the classroom. The front door is locked at 9:30 and anyone arriving after that time must come to the Ely Road door and ring the bell.
We make these requests when arriving
Forward facing car seat- Children age one through three, and weighing more than twenty pounds, must be secured in a child safety seat in a forward facing position in the rear seat area.
Children age four through eight, and measuring less than four feet nine inches (4.9") in height, must be secured in a belt-positioning booster seat system in the rear area.
CLOTHING, PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Please mark all out clothing and belongings with your child's name. Dress your child comfortably for school in play clothes. We use messy art materials everyday and we are outside everyday.
Physical punishment is not used at school! If there is a problem, we use it as an opportunity to reinforce relationship skills, verbal skills, problem solving skills, and compassion for one's neighbor. If there is a persistent problem, we will work with you on further courses of action to help your child regain control of his/her behavior. Our focus is on positive behavior and strengths, praise and encouragement of appropriate behavior, and redirecting the child's attention to alternative activities.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION CODE
GOOD FAITH STATEMENT
Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool is committed to providing quality care to every enrolled child and will continue to do so as long as the child's and other children's needs can be met. Modifications in teaching strategies and learning environment will attempted, and we will consult with the family and seek recommendations from appropriate specialists to maximize the potential of the child to benefit from the program. If, after implementing these strategies, the child's current needs cannot be met, or the child is seriously jeopardizing the ability of the other children to benefit from the program, the preschool staff will attempt to identify a more appropriate setting and services, and assist the family in placing their child elsewhere.